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Terri N. Watson: On Black Girls, Discipline, and Schools

June 2, 2016 1:03

According to federal data, black girls are suspended at a rate that is six times higher than that of their white female peers. Black girls receive harsher criminal sentences than their white female peers do in the juvenile-justice system, and they also represent its fastest-growing population. Researcher Terri N. Watson explains how schools contribute to the statistics by treating black girls as obnoxious and problematic students, instead of celebrating them for being strong and principled. Education Week Video

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